Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas has come and gone

Hope your Christmas has been a fabulous time, filled with joy, laughter and holiday cheer.

We have had a wonderful time, with our children home for the holidays, feasted on so much delicious food {consequently some long walks taken} and watched some old movies together as a family. 
It is good to be able to relax and slow down a little after the busy and hectic past few weeks and enjoy the simple pleasures and happy times.
Also what makes it a special time, summer has arrived! We can now sing the song ... here comes the sun! So looking forward to spending time at the beach and swimming in the sea.

Sorry about the lack of visits to you, have not been anywhere near the computer and only today have been able to sit down at my desk. I look forward to coming over to say hello.
Hope the season is treating you well 
Happy holidays and sending a hug your way
Carolyn x


  1. Happy Holidays, Dear Carolyn! So glad to hear that yours was spent with precious family and that now you get to look forward to some lovely weather. We are hoping for snow this week :) Wishing you many lovely blessings in the New Year! Hugs xo Karen

  2. Enjoy your time with the family!
    I wish you a wonderful happy 2015!!!!!
    With love,

  3. Delighted you had a wonderful Christmas Carolyn! Best wishes for 2015:) Enjoy summer:)
    ~Anne xx

  4. Wonderful to have the whole family
    together, you had a great christmas.
    Wish you nice days until New Year.

  5. Yes it was great...we are still in the relax modus....since yesterday we have snow in Holland and it is cold outside ...happy sunday love Ria...x!

  6. Love the photos! Enjoy your family time! How nice to be looking forward to warm weather. Linda :)

  7. It sounds as if you had the perfect holiday my friend, as I hoped to have, and did have! I even have one more week off from school of staying at home, relaxing, doing what I WANT and sharing all that time with my husband. We all need these moments because our work schedules take away so much. CHEERS AND JOY to you in 2015! Enjoy your summer! Anita

  8. Delighted that you have had a happy family holiday - enjoy the sun and beach, sounds idyllic♡

  9. Happy holidays and Happy new Year! I 'm glad you had a great Christmas.

  10. We're still hanging on to a bit of it for a few more days. I love holiday decorations and having my pretty things out to enjoy. Sweet hugs, Diane

  11. Dear Carolyn, I have been away aswell,- only came back one day ago.
    I`m happy for you, your christmas was such happy and wonderful dayes with your sweet family, -being with the kids are all we wish for I think !!
    I love your roses my friend,- here we had the first snow this year !!
    Warm hugs from Dorthe- xx

  12. Glad to hear you are having a lovely holiday. One more week of winter break here and I am enjoying each day immensely. Best wishes, Tammy

  13. Sounds like you have had a wonderful Christmas, so nice! Lovely to be together too...
    Have a beautiful day and take care!

  14. Enjoy your down time with the family. I love the time between Christmas and New Year. As you say it is a relaxing time. We are expecting 41 and 42 deg. at the end of the week so it certainly will be beach weather in the evenings.
    Hugs Kay

  15. Dearest Carolyn,
    You certainly have been blessed for having the family together over Christmas time and that together with summer!
    We had a very quiet, but lovely Christmas in the purest sense. Midnight Mass and we took a long walk on Christmas Day.

  16. Glad that you had a wonderful Christmas:) Enjoy all that sun and summer breeze:) My mom is going to go to Australia to visit her sister soon to try to escape the winter in Hong Kong...

  17. Dearest Carolyn,
    glad you had such a lovely Christmas! Enjoy the last days in the old year !
    Sending much Love and hugs,
    Claudia xo
    P.S. Did my post finaly arrive???

  18. Dear Carolyn,

    You were right not to spend too much time behind the computer around Christmas time. I did exactly the same. It so lovely to have family and friends around to talk too. Glad to hear your Christmas was fine!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

    Love, Madelief x

  19. Sweet Carolyn! HELLO! Thank you so much for coming by to visit me! I want to wish you a happy and love-filled new year, perhaps filled with travel? To PARIS?

    Whatever you do in 2015, may it be unforgettable and lovely. Thank you for the friendship through the years! Anita

  20. Hi dear Carolyn. Thank you so much for sweet words.
    I can`t help think how strange it is that you have summer now, when we have tons of snow. Here we had cosy christmas with family and friends.

    Wish you a wonderful New Year
    Hugs from here

  21. Hi dear Carolyn ! espero que este otro año llegue lleno de bendiciones para ti y tus seres queridos
    Cariños ,

  22. You too friend! I am so far behind as it has been a complete whirlwind around these parts for the past 2 weeks! So glad you were able to spend such precious time with your family! Here is to a wonderful New Year to you! Nicole xoxo

  23. dear carolyn, thank you for your visit, I was very happy, I wish you a wonderful new year and hope a lot of them to read !!! Many greetings from the other end of the world !!! angie

  24. Dear Carolyn, we enjoyed a cosy Christmas with our grandson and Terry's parents - it was hectic but fun. Glad you had such a lovely time. Happy New Year, Barbara x

  25. I hope you hade a lovely Christmas!
    Happy New Year!
    I wish you all the best for the year 2015... full of love, unconditional happiness, and endless adventures with your loved ones!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  26. Superb images - and thanks for stopping by earlier. Been very busy - hopefully 2015 will be easier!

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Lola & Nora:)

  27. Oh my goodness Carolyn, seems like I've been away forever! Christmas time is always a very busy time but things are finally starting to slow down a bit. Just thought I'd stop by to see what you have been up to. So glad to hear that you had a wonderful Christmas with your kids. Happy New Year my dear friend.


  28. Oh Carolyn, those red roses, they're gorgeous. Your simple white candle is so lovely too. I think I have candles in every room, I love them. This has been quite a year, and I want to thank you for your friendship along the way. I look forward to more of your simple posts that are always filled with beauty and peace. I appreciate them more than you know.

    Here's to a new year, Carolyn! Let us share it together.


  29. A perfect Christmas. Family time is the most precious thing.
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Carolyn!


  30. Dear Carolyn, I envy you going to the beach! enjoy the sunshine and relax. Best wishes for 2015 and groetjes,


  31. Dear Carolyn, wishing you a special new year filled with many blessings. So glad you are enjoying beautiful weather and being with family. Gifts that are the very best.
    Thank you for your long time friendship. You are a blessing.
    Have a great first weekend of January.
    Hugs and Blessings


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Carolyn xx